And then the shock wore off.
Hundreds of thousands of people across the country have taken to the streets to protest the election of Donald Trump less than 24 hours since he clinched the presidency.
And the demonstration have grown bigger and more intense as it has become clear Wednesday that Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote, if not the electoral college.
New York. Chicago. Oakland. San Francisco. Seattle. Washington D.C. Boston. LA. Many of the country’s left-leaning cities are responding to the shock of having elected a president that to them represents all things xenophobic, racist, and sexist.
“Trump is not my president!” protesters in Chicago were heard chanting.
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“Not my President. Not today,” others yelled back.
In NYC, Lady Gaga, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter who had performed at the Democratic candidate’s final rally in North Carolina, stood atop a sanitation truck outside Trump Tower in New York, brandishing a sign that read: “Love trumps hate.”
Even though both President Obama and Hillary Clinton called for peace and unity as they conceded to Trump’s win earlier today, it remains to be seen how the two coasts and their major cities decide to accept —or reject—Trump.